What warms you up faster on a cold wintery night than a deliciously hot romance hero? Believe me, when temperatures here in my home state of Michigan dip down to a -40 wind chill (Baby, that’s COLD outside!) there’s nothing I’d rather do than stay inside with a warm cat and a sizzling book boyfriend.
Just in time to save you from frostbite, join me and 57 author friends in the Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop!
What is it about a hero that makes your pulse race and your toes curl? What is it about him that heats you up like a roaring fire? My go-to Rx for those plunging temperatures has always been Shapeshifter Max Savoie, the mysterious and dangerously desirable hero of my “By Moonlight” dark paranormal romances. Readers couldn’t get enough of his irresistibly unexpected combination of deadly power and heart-breaking vulnerability. So much so, that he and his tough-as-nails NOPD detective girlfriend romped and roared through the first four of this eight book series. And reader’s still wanted MORE MAX - especially those insatiable ladies in my Nancy Gideon By Moonlight Goodreads group (Bless them!) They’ve been restless and demanding ever since I announced I was working on Remembered by Moonlight, the newest book in the series devoted once again to Max and Charlotte.
So here to get those temperatures rising is a new Sneak Peek at my work-in-progress Remembered by Moonlight:
The room was dark but Max had no trouble spotting the figure moving anxiously beneath silky sheets. She was asleep, her dream twisting about her like those tangled covers. There was no apparent danger, yet he didn’t withdraw. Her plaintive cries held him in a tight fist, shaking him into intuitive action. To guard. To comfort.He slid across the acre of empty space to find her knotted and trembling on the far edge of the mattress. Trying not to wake her, he bent close enough to see the frantic movement beneath her shuttered eyelids, to hear the hurried snatches of breath that fluttered softly against his skin.
“Shhhhh. It’s all right, sha. I’m here. I won’t let anything harm you.”
The sound of his voice brought her up against him like a gravitational pull. Her arms snagged about his middle, her damp face burrowed into the hollow of his throat. There, she clung with a desperate entreaty until his own embrace circled her and pressed her closer still. The transfer was immediate, her absorbing his calm, him tense with her panic.
Despite the urge to pull back from this unexpected intimacy, Max found himself sinking into a deep sense of . . . belonging. The scent of her, the thick mat of her dark hair beneath his chin, the surprising strength of her curvy body beneath the sweat dampened tee shirt and gym shorts, the unquestioning way she sought him out, all of it so familiar, so . . . right.
He let himself relax into the moment, cautiously testing the complexities the feel of her inspired. Contentment. A fierce, spirit-shaking protectiveness. And more. Sensations wound about his heart, settled low to burn and ache in his loins as he brushed his knuckles along the hard line of her jaw.
My warrior woman.
Max smiled at that encapsulation of who and what she was as he let his eyes close and let himself simply enjoy the sense of connecting to someplace, to someone. And as he drifted off into a deep and untroubled sleep, one truth solidified.
He’d been wrong before.
Here in his arms was the key to everything.
Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Because it’s just too cruel to hint at unavailable hotness, to warm up your e-readers, Amazon is featuring both Betrayed by Shadows and Prince of Shadows in their Kindle Big Deal event. These “By Moonlight” books are just $1.99 (that’s right, $1.99!!!!) from January 17 through February 2! What can be steamier than a good man buried in bad deeds with a bad girl denying a good heart or a swaggering, dangerous, tattooed rock-n-roll prince trying to woo a gentle virgin in order to win a throne . . . and her heart? Here’s a graphic to explain it better . . .
To help you find that warm cozy to cuddle up with, I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card to a lucky reader chosen at random.
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Don’t let the fire die down! Follow the linky links to more tantalizing Winter Wonder Men and, in addition to the giveaway at each blog, one commenter from the tour will win the Hop’s BIG grand prize of a $50 Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift card (winner’s choice).
See you at Amazon from 1-17 to 2-2 for your $1.99 One Clicks of Betrayed by Shadows and Prince of Shadows!
Stay warm and Happy Reading!